Program 2013


6th Global Investment Symposium

"Pathways to Prosperity"

September 25, 2013


September 25

  • 8:00 AMRegistration Opens

  • 9:00 AMWelcome & Opening Remarks

  • 9:15 AMInteractive Business Discussion I - Engines of Growth: Innovation

    Innovation and cutting-edge technologies are helping global governments and corporations as they strive for growth, increasing exponentially the creation of new industries and jobs. This interactive discussion will address those innovative industries, investments, policies, consumer demand, up and coming regions, and new game-changing technologies that can transform industries and ignite growth for the world's economies.


    Produced with IEA Global Partner CEA. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) is the world's most renowned consumer electronics trade association representing over 2,000 companies. CEA is the producer of the the International CES® - The Global Stage for Innovation.


    Moderated by:

    Professor Bhaskar Chakravorti

    Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance

    Executive Director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context - The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Former McKinsey and Monitor Partner; and Professor, Harvard Business School


    Featuring Gary Shapiro

    President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

    Author of "Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses"

  • 10:15 AMBreak

  • 10:30 AMCountry Presentation I: Republic of Ukraine

    President of Ukraine

    The Honorable Viktor Yanukovich

  • 11:15 AMCEO Interview I: Global Impact of the Shale Revolution

    CEO Interview with Floyd Wilson


    Floyd Wilson

    CEO of Halcon Resources. Mr. Wilson grew his last company, PetrohawkEnergy, from $60m investment to sale for $15.1 Billion in 7 years.


    Interview conducted by:

    Dr. Joseph Stanislaw, Independent Senior Advisor for Energy and Sustainability at Deloitte; Co-founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA).

  • 12:00 PM - LUNCH SERVEDCEO Interview II

    CEO Interview with Nicolas Berggruen

    Nicolas Berggruen

    Investor, philanthropist, and founder of the Nicolas Berggruen

    Institute for better governance, our esteemed guest is Chairman of

    Berggruen Holdings, a global investor across a range of companies and continents.

  • 2:00 PMInteractive Business Discussion II: America, Where Do We Stand?

    In the lingering wake of the financial crisis and with global economic powers in flux, a question materializes for the world's most powerful nation, "America, Where Do We Stand?" An insiders view and potential answers are offered by Senator Phil Gramm, Senior Partner US Policy Metrics, former Vice Chairman of UBS, and former US Senator from Texas and Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.


    Senator Phil Gramm

    Former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee

    Senior Partner of US Policy Metrics

  • 2:30 PMInteractive Business Discussion III: Innovation in Education, Foundations of Growth

    An educated workforce is critical to growth in all regions. What are the implications of the recent revolution in online education technology for improving outcomes in education, job training, and national economic competitiveness? Steven Kennedy Smith outlines the future of education both nationally and abroad.


    Steven Kennedy Smith

    Board member of the Park Agency - Joseph P Kennedy Enterprises, the Kennedy family investment office; Serving Member of Kennedy family financial board.

  • 3:00 PM - BREAKTransition to Harvard Hall

  • 3:30 PMCountry Presentation II: Malaysia

    Prime Minister of Malaysia

    The Honorable Najib Razak

  • 4:00 PMCountry Presentation III: Republic of Peru

    President of Peru

    The Honorable Ollanta Humala

    With Minister of Finance, Miguel Castilla and Minister of Foreign Trade, Mrs. Magali Silva

  • 5:00 PMCountry Presentation IV: Republic of Chile

    President of Chile

    The Honorable Sebastián Piñera


Vietnam Investment Forum

The Waldorf Astoria New York

September 27th, 2013

  • 10:30 AMRegistration Opens

  • 11:30 AMIEA and Co-Hosts Welcome Speech

  • 11:40 AMPrime Minister's Opening Keynote

  • 12:05 PMInteractive Lunch Discussions with CEOs, Ministers and Other Executives

  • 12:45 PMPrime Minister's Interactive Q&A and Concluding Remarks

  • 1:15 PMIEA and Co-Hosts Closing Remarks